Editors' Picks

The Hermitage Nevis

Charming, intimate, quirky, boutique hotel

Hermitage Rd, Pond Hill, Saint Kitts and Nevis


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At a Glance

The Hermitage comprises fifteen rooms among several garden cottages and an 18th-century stone structure, plus its own restaurant and bar that all sit on a mountainside four miles above Pinney’s Beach. **NOTE: **This hotel cannot be booked online. Indagare members can contact our Bookings Team for help.

Indagare Loves

  • Unplugging (most rooms have no televisions, though all have complimentary WiFi)
  • The house rum punch, made with local rum and local citrus, from a 350-year-old recipe
  • The Yellow Manor House, perfect for two couples or a family, with a private swimming pool and gardens


The quirkiest property on Nevis must be The Hermitage, a Swiss Family Robinson-style inn, which boasts one of the oldest buildings in the Caribbean made from local lignum vitae–a wood so strong it’s used for ball bearings. Run for twenty years by the welcoming Lupinacci family, this meandering hillside property consists of several small cottages furnished with antiques–and locally crafted four-poster canopy beds–that are the ideal place to come and feel at home. Most have no televisions; a few have DVD players for watching movies and all have complimentary Wi-Fi. The beach is a short drive away, but the Hermitage has a good-size swimming pool. With its twinkling lights, dinner on the veranda is lovely; and if you like pork, there’s a weekly pig roast.

Who Should Stay

The Hermitage is a good fit for travelers who crave unfussiness, don't mind a non-beachfront location and aren’t looking for high-concept design or the amenities of a large resort–all for very good value.

Written by Elena Bowes

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